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Albert Arthur

BIRTH 12 FEB 1832 • Alabama, USA                                                                                                                                                 DEATH 29 FEB 1920 • Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA

From: Find A Grave

Albert Arthur BLOXOM was first married to Amanda Minerva LEWIS. After she died, he married Martha Jane HALL HART HEMBREE on May 12, 1895 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. There were no known children of this second union. Albert died of pneumonia.

Jasper N. 

BIRTH 23 OCT 1830 • Lowndes County, AL

DEATH 02 MAY 1906 • Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, USA

He was married twice, the first time to Mary Elizabeth Lee on January 7, 1856 in Lowndes County, Alabama 

BIRTH 08 AUG 1839 • Lowndes County, AL

DEATH 08 AUG 1898 • Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, USA

Jasper and Mary would have 11 children with one, Thomas Ely Bloxon, being born in Brazil in 1868.  By 1872, The family returned to the USA and settled near Corsicana, in Navarro County, Texas where his last three children were born.  After the death of Mary in 1898, Jasper married again to Caroline Shields on  February 23, 1900 in Navarro County.

After the U.S. Civil War the Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, wishing to promote the cultivation of cotton, invited growers from the American South to immigrate to his country. Thousands did so, including my great-great-grandfather, Jasper Newton Bloxom, the white-bearded patriarch in the center of this photo. Many of these "Confederados" eventually returned to the U.S., again including my gg-grandfather. Although Jasper and his family had emigrated from Alabama, when they returned to the U.S. in 1872, they settled in Texas, near Corsicana, where this photo must've been taken, sometime around 1890.

Note: this story is not one of my "little-known fact" fables. Confederado descendants survive to this day in Brazil. In 1972 Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter visited the grave of her great-uncle in Americana, Brazil.

CSA Service Record:

Jasper N. Bloxom (First_Last)
Regiment Name 24 Battalion Mississippi Cavalry.
Side Confederate
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Film Number M232 roll 4

From "The Times Argus" (Selma, Alabama)20 - Oct 1869 - Page 1

     "Msessrs, J. N. and A. Bloxom, from Mississippi, came to Brazil in March, 1867.  These gentlemen (brothers) bought 400 acres of land jointly, for which the paid $2,075.  They have two good dwelling houses, fine water power, 6 hea of cattle and 26 hogs in the purchase.  They have raised two good crops of cotton, corn and rice.  Their lands are entirely Terra branca, but of the very best quality of that soil.  From 22 acres of cotton, the present season, they have made 18 bales.  They had about the same number of acres in corn."

Pictured to Jasper's right is his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Lee) Bloxom; behind him in the white shirt (without jacket) is my great-grandfather, Leonard Washington "Wash" Bloxom, holding possibly my grandmother.

​Jasper Bloxom and family  By Ronnie Pittman

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